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Dazed and Confused

Member Since 21 Jul 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 19 2014 12:02 PM
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In Topic: Eight Bells for Hans Fogh

16 March 2014 - 10:12 PM

This is very sad news and I offer my condolences to the Fogh family. A huge loss for the sport.

 

I was fortunate enough to have Hans on my boat a few times. He had instincts that I have never seen in anyone else. I truly believe he could see the wind.

 

Fair winds


In Topic: Wondering about the Schock 40

05 February 2014 - 02:34 AM

Shock Therapy in Toronto is heading into the shop for a little spa treatment after surviving the worst of a nasty winter. Poor Californian boat had no idea she would be subjected to such conditions.


In Topic: Wondering about the Schock 40

12 January 2014 - 01:54 PM

The original concept for the Schock 40 was to create a one-design boat that could go around the cans and sail offshore. The design does accomplish that. The 40 can do regattas although it's not what puts the big smile on your face. With a dagger board design you would be limited to offshore in my view. 


In Topic: Wondering about the Schock 40

04 January 2014 - 05:19 PM

Shock Therapy in Toronto has been converted into a proper masthead rigged boat with a 110% jib on a Facnor furler connected further forward on a reinforced bow. The stock fractional forestay has been made detachable and carries the fractional #1 and # 4 on hanks. This has solved the only real weakness in performance which was in light air upwind. With the addition of a Jefa below-deck autopilot she is now an excellent shorthanded offshore racer.